Coldwater of Lee's Summit

Building friendships. Fostering hope.

Lee's Summit, MO   |  www.coldwater.me

Mission

Coldwater builds friendships that foster hope in our community while providing food and clothing for those in need.

Ruling year info

2006

Executive Director

Monica Humbard

Main address

838 SW Blue Parkway

Lee's Summit, MO 64063 USA

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EIN

13-4306668

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

No Hungry Kids!

Coldwater is a funding and community partner with Harvesters to provide nutritional BackSnacks of weekend food to chronically hungry elementary and high school children in the Lee’s Summit school system. Coldwater also partners directly with the Lee's Summit School District Early Education Center and HeadStart schools to organize and pack backpacks of weekend food for preschoolers. In addition, Coldwater provides food support for the food pantries at the three Lee's Summit middle and high schools. 
 
During summer, Coldwater's No Hungry Kids! Summer Lunches provides sack lunches Monday through Friday for 10 weeks along with a mobile library and recreation in two of the lowest income neighborhoods in Lee's Summit.
 
Every Tuesday evening during June and July, Coldwater organizes Summer BBQs in these same two neighborhoods. Community groups, including churches, businesses, civic organizations, teachers, youth groups and individual families, volunteer to help host these each week.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Coldwater’s Food Pantry & Clothes Closet are open 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays January through October and first and third Saturdays in November & December. The Pantry distributes two to three bags of groceries to between 80 and 200 families at each Friends Day. They also receive a half gallon of milk, 3-4 yogurt cups, and a container of cottage cheese. The Clothes Closet distributes more than 1,000 items of clothing each Friends Day. These Saturdays also include the Senior Mobile Pantry, through which drivers deliver bags of groceries and companionship to senior citizens without transportation. On these Saturdays, Coldwater’s Friends Day Lunch Program provides an opportunity to build friendships by sharing a nutritional meal together. Coldwater received the Harvesters Circle of Hope Award for this on-site feeding program. Volunteers serve 150 to 250 meals each Friends Day.
Other services administered through Friends Day include Christmas Adoptions, school supply distribution, medical screenings, healthy food choice demonstrations, and the distribution of fruits and vegetables from community gardens.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

The Out4Others Missions Week Program is designed to train youth to become longtime volunteers in their community. The two-week program includes a week of training for two different age groups -- fifth through sixth grade and seventh through eighth grade. During each week, the group discusses the importance of volunteering in their community and different volunteer opportunities available. Students also go to different locations in the community during the week to do hands-on projects.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children

League of Smiles is a more affordable co-ed t-ball league for children ages 4-7. The program includes practices, games, a t-shirt, a trophy and snacks, and an end-of-season banquet. Coldwater partners with "C" You In the Major Leagues, KC Royals General Manager Dayton Moore's charity.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Nonprofit of the Year 2018

Lee's Summit Chamber of Commerce

Affiliations & memberships

Nonprofit Connect of Greater Kansas City 2018

Chamber of Commerce 2018

Nonprofit Connect of Greater Kansas City 2019

Chamber of Commerce 2019

Nonprofit Connect of Greater Kansas City 2020

Chamber of Commerce 2020

Nonprofit Connect of Greater Kansas City 2021

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Individuals and families in need of food and clothing.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Coldwater of Lee's Summit

Board of directors
as of 8/23/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Stacey Broderson

Coffelt Land & Title

Term: 2010 - 2021

Vicki Bullard

Retired Lee's Summit School District counselor

Jesse McDaniel

Wells Fargo

Sandy Thompson

Child Care Provider

Corey McDonald

Pastor of Lee's Summit Missional Church

Diana Carollo

Platinum Realty

Jennifer Collier

St. Luke's Hospital

Jan Durbin

McCambridge Brothers Construction & substitute teacher in Lee’s Summit School District

Shelley Cole

T-Mobile

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/23/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

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